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E-crackers are the next big thing within the chemical process industry as it has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 90 %. The transition of this core industrial process has already begun with leading petrochemical companies looking to establish pilot e-cracker plants across Europe. PROCESS Worldwide revisits its ‘Progress on E-Cracking’ article by highlighting the top 3 e-cracker projects in the news this year.
PROCESS Worldwide brings to you the ‘Top 10 plant engineering projects of November 2021’ from all over the world. Right from building one of the world’s lowest carbon-emitting crackers to developing a new novel methane-reducing feed additive manufacturing plant, find out all the projects making headlines here.
Under a strategic partnership signed between Adnoc and Borealis, both the companies have entered into a 6.2-billion-dollar investment agreement to expand its existing Borouge facility by building a fourth Borouge facility (Borouge 4) at the polyolefin manufacturing complex in Ruwais, UAE. The new unit is expected to produce 1.4 million tons of polyethylene per annum, thus taking the company’s annual polyolefin production to 6.4 million tons and making Borouge the world’s largest single-site polyolefin facility.
Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), a global initiative focusing on prevention of pellet loss is working on developing a unified and equitable certification scheme for pellet handlers across the entire value chain in order to achieve zero pellet loss. Under this scheme, audits will be carried out by accredited third parties to establish compliance with OCS requirements. In this background, Borealis has performed third-party external audits at two of its production locations in Kallo and Antwerp, Belgium which will be vital for finalizing the certification scheme.
Borealis is testing a feedstock derived from vegetable-based waste streams at its cracker in Stenungsund, Sweden. The test will determine the extent to which the renewably-sourced feedstock can be used as a replacement for fossil fuel-based feedstocks.
Uponor Infra and Borealis have teamed up to create Ultra Rib 2 Blue, a high-performance plastic sewer pipe made from 50 % renewable raw material which will help to reduce the carbon footprint by up to 70 %. The product is based on Borealis’ Bornewables portfolio in which circular polyolefin products are manufactured with renewable feedstocks.
Indem fossile Rohstoffe teilweise durch erneuerbare ausgetauscht wurden, konnten Uponor Infra und Borealis die CO2-Emissionen eines neu entwickelten Abwasserrohrs um bis zu 70 % verringern. Dabei soll Ultra Rib 2 Blue eine Lebensdauer von über 100 Jahren aufweisen und bestehende Qualitätsstandards beibehalten.